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Blink Brow Bar on King’s Road

by Chelsea Girl on December 11, 2012

Recently I popped into The Shop at Bluebird to review the Blink Brow Bar and have my eyebrows threaded as well as a quick mani.

The nail bar includes both Essie and OPI whilst Blink’s nail treatments include a ‘Polish and go’, ‘The Blink signature manicure’, and  ’The Blink Ayurvedic manicure’.

Blink’s eyebrow treatments aren’t limited to threading. They also include the ‘Brow-Hab’, ‘Bold Brows’, and ‘Brow Enhancement’ – if you’re looking to give your brows more definition and a touch of glamour.

For me The Shop at Bluebird is an easy spot to pop into but if you are at the Sloane Square end of King’s Road, Blink Brow Bar can also be found in Peter Jones.

The service I received at Blink was both efficient and very friendly. You feel at ease instantly whilst you enjoy the stylish surroundings. And there is nothing better than to be pampered and to walk back through The Shop at Bluebird: a haven of style and a great feast for the eyes and wardrobe.

Enjoy!

*The treatment was complimentary for the purpose of the review.*

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Dinner at the White Horse Pub in Parsons Green

by Chelsea Girl on December 10, 2012

Last week I had a chance to visit the recently refurbished White Horse pub in Parsons Green, otherwise known as The Sloaney Pony or as affectionately, The Pony.

But I have to admit, until last Friday, I hadn’t been upstairs to the restaurant. I’m not so sure I even knew it was there – after all these years!

The upstairs dining room has a more elaborate décor than the traditional pub interior downstairs. It has touches of art deco with the lampshades above the bar and it has a gorgeous birdcage chandelier, which I absolutely love.

The menus also differ between the two floors with both offering a beer matching opportunity for each dish. I’m not a big beer drinker but the bf tried one of the pairings for his dessert.

For my starter, I had the beetroot and horseradish soup which included apple purée at the centre of the dish whilst the bf had the pub’s celebrated Scotch Egg.

And for main I had the pork belly dish whilst the bf had the steak.

For dessert, I had a fruit crumble with vanilla ice cream whilst the bf chose the chocolate brownie with peanut butter ice cream. He also paired his pudding with a dark chocolate stout from Brooklyn Brewery, which he swears was a delectable match.

As much as the White Horse is a summer pub because of its outdoor terrace, it is also a great winter pub. It is cosy but has plenty of space and the menu is suitably designed for comfort. And if like me, you’re looking to pace yourself with the stodge this winter, there are plenty of choices with the restaurant menu that will leave you feeling satisfied without the need to roll out of the pub. The beetroot soup and fruit crumble were both light and delicious as was the succulence of the pork belly dish.

So next time you’re in the area and fancy a change of scene, why don’t you take a look upstairs and give it a try? I recommend it.

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Snapshots From My Week

by Chelsea Girl on December 9, 2012

This week involved pizza at The Camden Eye; yummy heart-shaped chocolates from Rococo Chocolates on King’s Road; eyebrow threading and a manicure at Blink Brow Bar inside The Shop at Bluebird on King’s Road; dinner upstairs at the recently refurbished The White Horse pub in Parsons Green; The British Museum – one of my favourite buildings in the world; Silver Linings Playbook at Cineworld on Fulham Road (which I wholly recommend!); and trying out an iPad keyboard case from Yoshie & Nico.

What did you get up to? x

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What’s Happening For New Year’s Eve 2012?

by Chelsea Girl on December 6, 2012

*scroll down for the latest updates*

The last couple of weeks have been huge for various reasons and I hope to share them in time. But this has also meant that a Don’t Miss in December 2012 post is missing from my blog, which I guess isn’t such a bad thing. With so much going on this month, I’ll be able to write more focused posts with plenty more tips than my usual top five.

So first up, New Year’s Eve. Being one of the biggest parties of the year, New Year’s Eve needs serious consideration of course. So here is a list of what’s going on in the Royal Borough, which I’ll be adding to over the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you have any party tips for the area, feel free to leave them in the comment box below.

Have fun picking your NYE venue!

86 are going to be turning their venue into a circus! *scroll down for latest update*

See website for further details

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 See website for further details

UPDATE:

Sand's End New Year's Eve

The Sands End are cooking a pig and with feasting tables. Three-courses at £45 per head, the pub will be open until 2am, and they only have one more table available for 9 people. Call up now if you don’t want to miss out! (020 7731 7823)

The Hollywood Arms New Year's Eve

Dukebox New Year's Eve

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The Christmas lights on Sloane Square and along Sloane Street are now decorating our wintry evenings and the Christmas shopping season has officially begun!

To further celebrate the coming of Christmas, you will also be able to experience a touch of Quintessentially British Christmas Shopping on Sloane Street with some butler service.

On the first three Thursdays of this month: 6th, 13th and 20th December 2012, Cadogan Estates will be adding to the shimmer and elegance of Sloane Street with a host of traditionally uniformed British butlers. Lining either side of the street between Basil and Pont Streets, the butlers will be on hand to open car doors, guide visitors into stores and provide information about Sloane Street’s luxury retailers – whilst dressed in full uniform and holding umbrellas.

Cadogan has also partnered with HR Owen and Maybourne Hotel Group to provide a fleet of chauffeur-­driven Rolls Royce cars, which will collect guests from Maybourne Hotel Group’s Berkeley hotel and drive them to Sloane Street.

This service will be available by appointment only to guests of the Berkeley during December, and will allow hotel guests to enjoy themselves on Sloane Street while their chauffer waits to drive them and their shopping back to the Berkeley.

Isn’t this a wonderful treat?

Sloane Street’s Quintessentially British Christmas Shopping will take place between 2pm-­6pm on Thursday 6, 13 and 20 December 2012. 

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